Thursday, April 30, 2009
Swine Flu: No need to panic
The director of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Dr. Peter Maina Ithondeka has asked Kenyans not to panic over Swine Flu.

He says surveillance by the Ministries of Health, Livestock and Fisheries indicate there are no signs of the disease in the country, and asked the the public to report all suspected cases to relevant authorities.

He added that, though Kenya has no swine Flu cases, people should avoid mingling with pigs and uphold high levels of hygiene.

Yesterday the ministry of public health and sanitation in collaboration with the World Health Organization confirmed to have set 26 stations in the country for surveillance and screening of persons from countries affected by the disease.

In Africa, South Africa awaits results from possible cases of the deadly respiratory disease swine flu virus, and Egypt has asked its farmers to kill all pigs just as a safety measure.

Currently, the African Union health experts are meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to establish a continent-wide response to any major outbreak of the virus.

So far, Mexico, USA, UK and some parts of Asia are badly struck by Swine Flu.
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